Martin J. McAndrews, Jr. of Trumbull, CT LTC, USA, Ret. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family at the age of 82 on July 29, 2021 after a brief illness.
Born on September 3, 1938, in New York City, Martin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Rose nee Kender of Trumbull, CT; his children, Joanne McAndrews (Larry Eisenman) of St. Louis, MO; Mary McAndrews of Trumbull, CT; Amy McAndrews (fiancé Tim Looney) of Boston, MA; Meg Cowden (John) of Orono, MN; and Beth Seppala (Brian) of Tabernash, CO; three granddaughters, Sarah Eisenman of Evanston, IL, Katie Eisenman of St. Louis, MO, and Chloe Seppala of Tabernash, CO; three grandsons, Jonah and Ezra Cowden of Orono, MN and Reid Seppala of Tabernash, CO; and two step grandchildren, Caitlin and Michael Looney of Tyngsboro, MA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Anne nee Manning McAndrews, and a sister, Nancy, who died in infancy.
Known to family and friends as “Marty” or “Red”, he graduated from Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI in 1956 and from St. Bonaventure University in 1960 with a degree in economics. He served in the U.S. Army artillery division from 1960-1980, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During two tours of duty in Vietnam, he received two Bronze Star Medals for meritorious service in a combat zone. A dedicated father, he attended nearly all of his daughters’ many soccer games, and encouraged each of them to confidently pursue their dreams. A staunchly private and stoic man, his superpower was touching your heart with his earnest inquisitiveness and remembrance of every detail of your life. He loved spending time with family at his home on Shelter Island, NY. An avid reader, Marty enjoyed doing the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen; taking daily walks to stretch his legs, checking on the neighborhood and visiting all of the neighborhood dogs; watching classic films, sporting events, cooking shows, and Ken Burns documentaries; and cheering on the New York Yankees and Buffalo Bills.
Memorial Mass with a reception immediately afterwards at the McClinch Center will be held on Tuesday August 3, 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Rd., Trumbull. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Peconic Land Trust or The Nature Conservancy.
Arrangements in care of the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence please visit www.mullinsfh.com.
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